Nebraska-Omaha has named Brian Renfrew as the team’s new assistant coach.

Renfrew replaces Mike Guentzel, who left earlier this offseason to take a similar job at Minnesota.

“Brian is an outstanding coach who has experience at some of the great programs in college hockey,” said Mavericks head coach Dean Blais in a statement. “He’ll be able to make immediate contributions to our program both on the ice and in our recruiting, and I am glad we could add him to our staff.”

Renfrew, who was a goalie at Western Michigan from 1991-1995, comes to UNO from Michigan State where he spent the past eight seasons, the last three as the associate head coach to Rich Comley. Prior to Michigan State, Renfrew was an assistant coach at Northern Michigan from 2001-2003 after spending one year as an assistant coach at Alaska-Fairbanks during the 2000-2001 season.

  • Pink

    I heard MTU almost had him.

  • SchlackerRat

    Great hire! Brian is a winner.

  • Ljolson

    Glad to see Coach Renfrew is going to UNO.He is a solid hockey man who will fit in well at Omaha.He did a good job at Northern Michigan and Michigan State.It is a good hire for Coach Blais and UNO.Mike Olson,Michigan State 1966-70.